The VisaPort Database Technology

VisaPort runs on the eGoVisa Framework which is powered by Percona Server 5.6 the latest release of Percona's enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL®. The new version offers all the improvements found in MySQL 5.6 Community Edition plus scalability, availability, backup, and security features found only in MySQL 5.6 Enterprise Edition.

Percona Server is an open source MySQL alternative which offers breakthrough performance, scalability, features, and instrumentation. It supports high-performance hardware and is equipped with Self-tuning algorithms that make it the clear choice for the eGoVisa Framework which demands excellent performance and reliability from its database server.

Percona Server's performance is exceptional. Not only is it faster, but it is more stable and consistent resulting in the most predictable response times and throughput. Unlike MySQL which suffers from complete lockups due to checkpointing and furious flushing to disk, eGoVisa's choice of Database technology is not encumbered by this issue.

Vertical Scalability

Vertical scalability and server consolidation is a reality with Percona Server. A few years ago, MySQL could not scale past 4 CPU cores, and had a hard-coded limit of 100 disk operations per second. Today, Percona Server scales to over 48 CPU cores—more than most commodity servers. And it can achieve hundreds of thousands of I/O operations per second on high-end solid-state hardware.

Percona Server is used by the largest companies on the Internet because they receive faster bug fixes and higher performance from Percona Server than from MySQL. In addition, the largest companies on the Internet have high performance requirements and often fund Percona to develop new performance-related features which are released to the MySQL community in Percona Server. These enhancements are often incorporated in the next major version of MySQL, as many Percona Server 5.5 performance features were rolled into MySQL 5.6, or are incorporated into the current version of MariaDB as they adopt Percona Server source code.

  • High Performance - The ThreadPool feature in Percona Server 5.6 mimics the same feature in the MySQL Enterprise Scalability solution for high performance when multiple threads are active
  • Powerful Backups - Percona Server 5.6 can use Percona XtraBackup which provides the same backup features available with MySQL Enterprise Backup including incremental backups and hot backups.
  • Advanced Clustering - Percona Server 5.6 can easily be upgraded to Percona XtraDB Cluster to create a high availability MySQL cluster for free which is equivalent to the MySQL 5.6 Enterprise High Availability solution.
  • High Security - Percona Server 5.6 includes the Percona PAM plugin which delivers the same user security capabilities as MySQL 5.6 Enterprise Security.
  • Sophisticated Diagnostics - Percona Server 5.6 includes all of the diagnostics capabilities of MySQL Performance Schema. However, its also includes a User Stats feature which provides insights into user, index, and table activity. Percona Server 5.6 also has a Slow Query Log feature which can be fine-tuned to provide deep insights into query performance while minimizing system overhead.
  • Regulatory Compliance - The Percona Server 5.6 Audit Log feature was created by Percona to satisfy regulatory compliance and track the usage of sensitive data in a free, open source package. It provides capabilities which are similar to those found in MySQL® Enterprise Audit.